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Cannes 2021 / 74th annual Cannes Film Festival

Public list by WPS with 47 movies or TV shows/series

These movies take part in the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival from 6 to 17 July 2021.

The 74th annual Cannes Film Festival took place from 6 to 17 July 2021, after having been originally scheduled from 11 to 22 May 2021. American director Spike Lee was invited to be the head of the jury for the festival for a second time, after the COVID-19 pandemic in France scuttled plans to have him head the jury of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. The Official Selection was announced on 3 June 2021. French film director Leos Carax's musical film Annette was the opening film of the festival. Arthur Harrari's Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle opened the Un Certain Regard section. The Honorary Palme d'Or was awarded to American actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster, and Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio. The Palme d'Or went to Titane, directed by Julia Ducournau, who became the second female director to win the award and the first to win not jointly with another director (in 1993 Jane Campion had won jointly with Chen Kaige). At the awards ceremony on 17 July 2021, jury head Spike Lee committed a blooper by accidentally announcing the festival's top prize winner at the start of the night instead of the end. Mistress of ceremonies was the actress Doria Tillier. ()

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Annette(2021)

R
| 2h 19min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 221 votes)

The story of Henry, a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humour and Ann, a singer of international renown. In the spotlight, they are the perfect couple, healthy, happy, and glamourous. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will change their lives.

The Worst Person in the World(2021)

2h 1min | Drama, Comedy

Julie (30) lives with Aksel (early 40s), a cult graphic novelist. Aksel is caring and their life in the Oslo art world is full of cocktails and events. But Julie feels she is mainly living Aksel’s life. Unable to bear the brunt of her family’s expectations or Aksel’s desire for a child, Julie keeps chasing ever-changing personal dreams. One evening, while desperately looking to rediscover a few lost sensations of her youth, Julie sneaks into a random wedding party, where she meets Eivind, a man her age….

The French Dispatch(2021)

R
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 633 votes)

The quirky staff of an American magazine based in 1970s France puts out its last issue, with stories featuring an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.

Titane(2021)

R
| 1h 48min | Drama, Thriller, Horror
3.3/5 (with 354 votes)

A woman with a metal plate in her head from a childhood car accident embarks on a bizarre journey, bringing her into contact with a firefighter who's reunited with his missing son after 10 years.

Directed by Julia Ducournau - With Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon, Nathalie Boyer, Myriem Akheddiou, Garance Marillier, Dominique Frot, ...

Drive My Car(2021)

2h 49min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 277 votes)

Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, still unable, after two years, to cope with the loss of his beloved wife, accepts to direct Uncle Vanja at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman, appointed to drive his car. In between rides, secrets from the past and heartfelt confessions will be unveiled.

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi - With Hidetoshi Nishijima, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima, Tōko Miura, Sonia Yuan, Park Yu-rim, ...

Stillwater(2021)

R
| 2h 20min | Drama, Crime, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 292 votes)

Bill Baker, an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma, travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, Allison, who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.

Benedetta(2021)

NR
| 2h 7min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 255 votes)

A 17th-century nun becomes entangled in a forbidden lesbian affair with a novice. But it is Benedetta's shocking religious visions that threaten to shake the Church to its core.

Blue Bayou(2021)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 64 votes)

As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

Prayers for the Stolen(2021)

1h 50min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 27 votes)

In a mountain town, where corn and poppies grow, the girls wear boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground to escape the threat of being stolen. Ana and her two best friends grow up together, affirming the bonds of their friendship and discovering what it means to be women in a rural town marked by violence. Their mothers train them to flee death, to escape those who turn them into slaves or ghosts. They create their own impenetrable universe, but one day one of the girls doesn’t make it to her hiding place in time.

Lamb(2021)

R
| 1h 46min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 173 votes)

An Icelandic couple live with their herd of sheep on a beautiful but remote farm. When they discover a mysterious newborn on their land, they decide to keep it and raise it as their own. This unexpected development and the prospects of a new family brings them much joy before ultimately destroying them.

Directed by Valdimar Johannsson - With Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson

Paris, 13th District(2021)

R
| 1h 45min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 46 votes)

Émilie meets Camille who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy – They’re friends, sometimes lovers and often both.

Directed by Jacques Audiard - With Noémie Merlant, Stephen Manas, Geneviève Doang, Jehnny Beth

Memoria(2021)

PG
| 2h 16min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 31 votes)

A Scottish orchid farmer visiting her ill sister in Bogotá, Colombia, befriends a young musician and a French archaeologist in charge of monitoring a century-long construction project to tunnel through the Andes mountain range. Each night, she is bothered by increasingly loud bangs which prevent her from getting any sleep.

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Red Rocket(2021)

R
| 2h 8min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 62 votes)

Finding himself down and out in Los Angeles, ex porn star Mikey Saber decides to crawl back to his hometown of Texas City, Texas, where his estranged wife and mother-in-law are living. Just as this dysfunctional family seems to be making things work, Mikey meets a young woman named Strawberry working the cash register at a local doughnut shop.

Directed by Sean Baker - With Simon Rex, Suzanna Son, Shih-Ching Tsou

Compartment No. 6(2021)

R
| 1h 47min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 62 votes)

A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk. Forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a larger than life Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads the occupants of Compartment No. 6 to face major truths about human connection.

Directed by Juho Kuosmanen - With Seidi Haarla, Yury Borisov, Dinara Drukarova, Yuliya Aug, Tomi Alatalo, ...

A Hero(2021)

PG-13
| 2h 7min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 63 votes)

Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don't go as planned. Is he truly a hero?

Directed by Asghar Farhadi - With Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sarina Farhadi

After Yang(2022)

PG
| 1h 41min | Drama, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 24 votes)

When his young daughter's beloved companion — an android named Yang — malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife and daughter across a distance he didn't know was there.

OSS 117: From Africa with Love(2021)

1h 56min | Comedy, Adventure, Action
2.9/5 (with 230 votes)

The third entry in secret agent OSS 117's parodic spy adventures.

The Innocents(2021)

1h 57min | Thriller, Horror, Drama
3.5/5 (with 37 votes)

Four children become friends during the summer holidays, and out of sight of the adults they discover they have hidden powers. While exploring their newfound abilities in the nearby forests and playgrounds, their innocent play takes a dark turn and strange things begin to happen.

Directed by Eskil Vogt

The Story of My Wife(2021)

2h 49min | Romance / Love, Drama
2.7/5 (with 9 votes)

A sea captain makes a bet in a cafe with a friend that he will marry the first woman who walks in.

Everything Went Fine(2021)

1h 53min | Drama, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 25 votes)

When André, 85, has a stroke, Emmanuelle hurries to her father’s bedside. Sick and half-paralyzed in his hospital bed, he asks Emmanuelle to help him end his life. But how can you honor such a request when it’s your own father?

France(2021)

2h 13min | Comedy, Drama
2.6/5 (with 36 votes)

A celebrity journalist, juggling her busy career and personal life, has her life over-turned by a freak car accident.

Directed by Bruno Dumont

The Velvet Underground(2021)

R
| 1h 50min | Documentary, Music
3.5/5 (with 26 votes)

Experience the iconic rock band's legacy in the first major documentary to tell their story. Directed with the era’s avant-garde spirit by Todd Haynes, this kaleidoscopic oral history combines exclusive interviews with dazzling archival footage.

Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle(2021)

2h 45min | Adventure, Drama, War
3.7/5 (with 25 votes)

Japan, 1944. Trained for intelligence work, Hiroo Onoda, 22 years old, discovers a philosophy contrary to the official line: no suicide; stay alive whatever happens; the mission is more important than anything else. Sent to Lubang, a small island in the Philippines where the Americans are about to land, this role will be to wage a guerrilla war until the return of the Japanese troops. The Empire will surrender soon after; Onoda, 10,000 days later.

Directed by Arthur Harari

Bergman Island(2021)

R
| 1h 52min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 42 votes)

An English-German filmmaking couple retreat to Fårö for the summer to each write screenplays for their upcoming films in an act of pilgrimage to the place that inspired Ingmar Bergman. As the summer and their screenplays advance, the lines between reality and fiction start to blur against the backdrop of the Island's wild landscape.

La Civil(2021)

2h | Drama
1.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Cielo is a mother whose teenage daughter is kidnapped in Northern Mexico. When the authorities offer no support in the search, Cielo takes matters into her own hands and transforms from housewife into a vengeful militant.

Great Freedom(2021)

1h 57min | Drama, War, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 6 votes)

In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. Hans Hoffmann is repeatedly imprisoned under Paragraph 175, which criminalizes homosexuality. Nevertheless, over the decades, he continues his quest for freedom and love, even if he finds it in the most unusual places.

Flag Day(2021)

R
| 1h 47min | Drama, Crime
3.1/5 (with 28 votes)

A father lives a double life as a counterfeiter, bank robber and con man in order to provide for his daughter.

Nitram(2021)

1h 52min | Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 18 votes)

Based on true events, "Nitram" lives with his parents in suburban Australia in the mid-90s. He lives a life of isolation and frustration at never fitting in. As his anger grows, he begins a slow descent into a nightmare that culminates in the most heinous of acts.

Three Floors(2021)

1h 59min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 78 votes)

Follows the lives of three families who live in a three-story building in a Roman neighbourhood.

Directed by Nanni Moretti

Playground(2021)

1h 12min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 27 votes)

When Nora witnesses Abel being bullied by other kids, she rushes to protect him by warning their father. But Abel forces her to remain silent. Caught in a conflict of loyalty, Nora will ultimately try to find her place, torn between children’s and adult’s worlds.

Directed by Laura Wandel
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